The truth is far dirtier than you may think. Bath mats rarely get the chance to completely dry out, and the moist condition provides the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Pedestal mats are particularly unhygienic as they collect all manner of germs from the toilet.
The solution? Wash and dry both your bath and pedestal mats at least once a week on a high temperature. You should also air your mats throughout the week so they can completely dry out.
If your bath mat is looking a bit worse for wear, why not buy a new one and update your bathroom style?
Here, we’ve rounded up three stylish options under $15.